Anti-Slavery International

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Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839 to campaign against slavery, is the oldest human rights organization in the world that is based out of London. Over the last 174 years, in an attempt to create a slave free world, they have created and accomplished many feats following their basic motto, “Today’s fight for tomorrow’s freedom.” The ability to join with other organizations with the same hopes has enabled the organizations lobbyist an opportunity to reach into the highest sectors of government to get information about the usage of slaves in a more visible light. In the current era of technology, the Anti-Slavery International organization has utilized the World Wide Web as an interface and distribution point for each of its campaigns. Links from the organization website with lead you to multitudes of videos and news articles pertaining to the individual campaigns. Film makers and news makers have created videos to pull at the heart strings while directly bringing your attention to the issues of bonded labor, as well as, domestic and childhood slavery in various industires in the economic world. J. Walter Thompson, a London artist, creates various forms of publications, written, artistic and video, to speak to the world about human rights issues. Twice he has stepped up with successful campaigns for Anti-Slavery International. One direct marketing campaign that brought the issues of modern slavery to the forefront of London used a historical, eye-catching style of art to show the irony that slavery is not just a thing of the past. Thompson created a Victorian styled newspaper addressing the current trials and difficulties of slavery world-wide that was inserted into over 100,000 copies of the UK’s Sunday Telegraph, ... ... middle of paper ... ...In Uzbekistan, 'slave Labour' Used to Harvest Cotton." The Star [Toronto] 25 Oct. 2013: n. pag. Web. 1 Nov. 2013. "END FORCED LABOR IN THE COTTON SECTOR OF UZBEKISTAN." Cotton Campaign. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2013. "Ethical Trading Initiative | Respect for Workers Worldwide." Ethical Trading Initiative | Respect for Workers Worldwide. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2013. Kandiyoti, Deniz. Invisible to the World? Rep. no. 49842. London: School of Oriental and African Studies, 2009. Print. Martin, James W. "Child Labour in Europe and Central Asia: Problem and Response." International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour. (2003): n. page. Print. "ProductsOfSlavery." Products Of Slavery. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2013. Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus. What Has Changed? Issue brief no. 64329. London: University of London, 2010. Print.
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